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Wild At Heart - Brewery Ommegang

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phillyz on 10-31-2013

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Ratings: 202 | Reviews: 34
Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer way more than I should've. The brett it was fermented with was nice a clean and made for an interesting, easy drinking beer.

Photo of jpmccann
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer has a great gold color. It has a great smell of funk, grass, and some bright citrus. The taste is where it all falls apart, its a decent beer, but the aroma made you think that your going to get a great sour beer, but all you get is a minerally, slightly hoppy ale. Overall it had potential based on its aroma, but the taste is a big fall off.

Photo of Pencible
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear gold with rocky white head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and tart unripe apricot, with some dry white grapes and minerals.
T: It tasted like tart pears and apricots, with some grassy hops and minerals. It had a clean sweet tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of fine natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a decent wild ale, but it wasn't bursting with flavor or highly complex. It was a minor twist on the usual Ommegang brew, with mediocre scent and taste. The body was great, the finish was fairly smooth, and the alcohol was well hidden. So it was pretty easy to drink for a sour. Age may help, but there are so many other sours that are better to cellar.

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Nothing too special. Tastes like a Belgian pale ale with mild fruit and spice notes. Only minimally sour.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the ABV. Labeled as a wild ale, but this felt more like a Belgian strong pale ale overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. This bottle is about six months old.

A: Brassy golden color with a good amount of haze. Fine-bubbled white head stands at an inch in height. Lacing is spotty.

S: Earthy funk is the backbone of the nose. Stiff and even, though not overpowering. Maybe even a little cheesy. Loads of fleshy tropical fruit scents coming from both yeast and hops. Pineapple, mango, and pithy exotic fruits. Fairly peppery too.

T: Much the same on the palate. Earthy, musty, funky, and cheesy yeast are the foundation. Tropical notes are also prevalent. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, and fleshy exotic fruits fight through the funk. Crackery malts. Good dose of peppery spice. Mild touch of tartness. Strong tropical esters. Funky/tropical mashup for a finish.

M: Medium bodied. Well attenuated, though there is still room for it to dry even more. Carbonation scrubs aggressively like a champagne. Some alcohol warmth.

O: This is a heavily funkified beer. Funkier than George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. If you're a hardcore Brett fan then you will be in your glory. It lacks the finesse and complexity of the great Brett-centric Belgians. The approach is much more direct and bludgeoning. But the one-two punch of Brett and New Zealand hops rewards in its own way, if not a little over zealously.

Photo of draheim
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL (bottled 8/27/2013, best by 08/2016) into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color w/ a nice fluffy white head, lively carbonation.

Aroma is a touch grainy and grassy; vinous, floral. Pear, oak, green apple.

Taste likewise has a slightly coarse grainy quality, rounded by sweet fruit juice and dry oak. The Brett yeast lends a subtle tart, grassy funk but it's pretty subdued. Has a mustiness to it as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and nicely round. Drinkable.

Overall a good but not great beer. Maybe I should have let this age a bit longer to let the Brett really shine.

Photo of utopiajane
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pastel and soft yellow with a slight orange blush . Hazy and with a creamy head of off white foam that fell slowly and left a thin layer on top. Nose is a bit of lemon peel and powdery floral. A touch of malt sweetness and hardly any funk at all. it's earthy but it does have a scent I cannot identify. When I first smelled it I wanted to say toasted. It's faint but it's there. Taste is sweet and malty with a mish mosh of fruit from citrus and tropical combined. It's got a touch of something sour on the palate. It's dry and earthy and it has ample carbonation but it is not lively or buoyant on the palate. I am missing a funky brett presence, any kind of juicy/tantalizing acidity and frankly the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. It is not very well defined in the drink and drinks with a bit of difficulty and some effort as it is tremendously sweet. Finishes dry but sticky and with some hop presence in the finish that is a little bit of bitterness. A bit of a disappointment. This actually drank very much better as it came to room temperature.

Photo of Vixie
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice copper color with a nice large off white head. The head does seem to take it's time dissipating. Seems to be a lot of bubbles coming up from the bottom of my Duvel glass.

Starts out sweet and malty. There's lemon, and something funky I can't quite put my finger on, but sort of reminding me of the smell of raw bread dough.

Nice and fruity up front, mainly getting apple, citrus, and pineapple. The sweetness gives way to a hop bitterness at the end, leaving some lingering bitterness on the tongue.

Fairly solid feel, the high carbonation makes itself known.

I have to say up front that wild ales are one of my least favorite styles. I have had some that were so tart that I couldn't drink much of them. What some see as a weakness in this beer, the lack of tartness, I see as a positive. It actually reminds me a bit of a triple, although lacks the spice that style has. I enjoyed the blend of fruit and hops in this, and had just a hint of funk to it, but not enough to overpower. Much more drinkable to me than others of this style I have tried.

Photo of Gobigvt7
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Holy lord what a disappointment. I've been sitting on this bottle for almost a year, in proper conditions, usually the perfect timeframe for a beer of this type. Instead, I get a bready, slightly metallic, sweet saison-esque beer with next to no brett character. 100% Brett-fermented? I'm blown away by how bland and un-brett-like it is. Did this get pasturized? Where is the funk? Why hasn't it dried out? Why isn't it more carbed? To the guy below advocated to BA to give this beer a break, implying that the subpar ratings are due to the originating brewery being Ommegang than they are due to the beer itself being at fault, I advocate you lose the blinders and get with the program, your review reads almost word-for-word like the description on the bottle, which this beer blatantly fails to fulfill. Not a trace of sour. A zero on the tart scale, despite aging as the bottle requests to bring more acidity to the party. Aside from a passable appearance, this beer is a shell of what it is supposed to be, making it literally hard to swallow.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

people forget that ommegang has been at this awhile now, making some of the best and most authentic domestic belgian ales out there, and this one, while a deviation from their norm, is of that same impressive quality, and deserves better i think from the users of BA. to be fair, this is a batch one bottle here, and has undoubtedly developed over time. i am amazed how tropical it is in both nose and taste, especially in the finish, where a pronounced passion fruit tartness develops from the bretty esters and it just dries up and stays on the center of the tongue. awesome. what i dont like about this is the look and feel. not up to their usual level of carbonation, and a real missing element for a wild ale in my book. i want them to be fizzy and dry and really refreshing and prickly, but this one never gets there. can barley hold a head, and lags a little on the palate in terms of feel. i dont know how much age has influenced that, but it may be significant. the wheat base and combination of yeasts are different from the crowd, fuller bodied but clean, and zesty and straw-like from the brett, which still is just one of many flavor agents here. i think this is the perfect wild ale to introduce the style to those who have not yet arrived here. its got elements of other classic styles, tripel and saison come to mind, but its got the brett taking it to a new level. really well done, really nicely cellared by my brother, and a beer i am already looking forward to drinking again. ommegang still needs to be mentioned with the best breweries in the country i think.

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I recently drank this from a
Tulip glass poured out of a 22 oz bomber bottle. I noticed a Large 2 finger head that quickly dissipated with little to no lacing as I drank. There was a sulphourous aroma and a pale golden color. As for the flavor, I experienced a bready malt forefront with some pleasant lemony flavors. It was effervescent and had medium carbonation with a bitter and slightly sour finish. I liked it and think it would be a good introductory beer to the world of sours, however I wished for a more tart flavor.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a deep, clear gold color with two fingers of rich white head.

Aroma of yeast, pear and mango.

The taste was ripe pear, mango, yeast, and fruit cocktail syrup.

Medium bodied and syrupy with a moderate carbonation.

Not bad, but a bit on the sweet and syrupy side.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Wild at Heart pours a golden color with a huge frothy lacing head. There is a strong complex aroma, tart fruits such as pineapple and mango are present, with a yeasty note. Strong fresh pineapple flavors, big yeast flavor, nice Belgian candies that are not overpowering, with a warm alcohol finish. Nice flavors, good feel, need to sip. Overall its a nice complex beer, with big fruit flavors, and nice warmth.

Photo of CochonKing
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a light gold with a clean head and no disproportion in the bubbles.

Smell - Smells of hay and malt with light citrus under tones. There are some notes of barnyard in the back typical with brett, but not overwhelming.

Taste - Light and malty with the right amount of funk in the rear palate from the brett. It has a clean and crisp finish of malt that tapers off into the more nuanced notes of the brett. Brett tends to be a fairly overwhelming yeast, but it works here.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light bubbles. Would be excellent as a palate cleanser.

Overall - A good beer but not as impressive as I was expecting. The beer itself would pair great with cheese due to the funk that comes from brett.

Photo of joeseppy
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudied honey with a wonderful tight two inch foamy formation. Could of exacerbated more carbonation.

Smells like beer. As an advertised wild ale I was expecting something....say....more bretty and wild, sour and tart....but no. I get more a sweet maltness as a corn adjunct or a modified corn syrup. Really not appealing.

Syrupy sweet upfront and becomes more "sourish" in the back. Reminds me Kirin beer. Rice and/or corn sweetness. Alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy. Finishes dry and carbonation is sufficient.

Really this is ok. A rare pleasant Sunday afternoon and I'm not enjoying this. Not going to drain pour it but gotta move on. Life is too short to drink what you ain't liking. Where's the American wild ale in this??? All in all my wife scarfed it up and would give this a 4 overall, she dug it so that has to count for something.

Photo of SHODriver
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a nice orange with a huge and fluffy white head that fades slowly to a half inch or so with some lacing
S: smells fruity with notes of pear and mango and slightly tart on the nose.
T: taste is tart green apples, mangos, and pineapple. Swallow is more mango fruity goodness with a bit of sweetness
M: the beer is on the lighter side of medium on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: It's pretty good. It isn't too sour and could stand for some more time but as it sits now it's very solid. This beer will never be at the level of other popular wild ales due to a lack of souring bacteria so that has to be accounted for. As a 100% brett beer it drinks pretty well and kicks the crap out of Brux when fresh.

Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Grape and Gourmet store tulip glass. Pours a bright, hazy light copper color with a big bubbly white head that lasts for several minutes before receding into a covering of the top of the glass. Lacing is sporadic small bands around the glass.

Aroma is light fruit, pears, apples and some mango and a little Belgian funk.

Taste has some sourness and funk but they are fairly subdued flavors. The base for the beer is slightly sweet malts and light fruit, with the funk and sourness as very mild follow-on flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. The malty base is strong and sweet, no alcohol presence and the carbonation level is just right. The tartness and funk add a bit of complexity to this beer.

This one won't satisfy real Wild Ale fans, but for me it was a tasty slightly tart beer, more of a Saison than a Wild Ale, but still very enjoyable. Not Ommegang's best, but certainly worth trying. I am in the process of drinking the whole bottle and it is enjoyable.

Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild at Heart is a very tasty, very drinkable wild ale. THe Brett yeast does wonders with the flavors - lots of ripe mango and pineapple. I never heard of the hops they used, but there are a nice addition. THis is very drinkable and highly recommended. I have read reviews that state some were disappointed that the beer was not tart and sour enough.... for my palate, it is right on!

Photo of Gmann
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a moderate sized pure white head. The head settled into a thick ring.

The aroma is sweet with a slight yeast spice. Pale malt sweetness with perhaps some candi sugar and a light hint of clove from the yeast. This is also a very subtle tart note. The aroma is nice but not very strong.

The taste is a mix of sweet and tart. Quite fruity with green apple, lemon and some light tropical fruit notes. Almost a champagne fruitness. There is a slightly tart note from the brett but not very strong. Some pepper. Some bitterness in the end from the hops, mainly grassy.

The feel is light with very airy carbonation, burns just a little. Sweet and crisp on the palate but does have a bitter offset in the finish from the hops. Slightly dry. Not very tart.

A nice beer but not quite what I expected from a brett added beer. Its not very tart. Its dry and drinks very well, good palate cleanser.

Photo of DMXLOX22
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, PA. Been very excited for this beer to be released and to me to finally review it. Ommegang is slowly becoming one of my favorite brewery's that I've had the pleasure of checking out. Let's see how this goes.

Appearance: Pours a amber, golden hue that is a little opaque to see through. Not bad for an american wild ale. Came fully complete with an impressive, over two inches of frothy white head that sent carbonation bubbles flowing through like a wild fire. Already very impressed. As head recedes, the lacing is very impressive and inviting.

Smell: Very, and I mean very, little sourness is detected. Mild alcohol is also detected. Quite nice floral arrangement is noticed. Quite light on any starchy aromas. Kinda surprised considered this is a farmhouse ale as the bottle states. The florals detected to me seem like a berry scent. Pretty faint, but definitely noticeable.

Taste: Upon first sips I notice a immediate flush of mango and passion fruit. They did a nice job mixing both a nice floral arrangement and also a Belgian ale flare. Spicy and citrusy flavors coming together put a nice remembrance on the tongue. Some sourness is noticed, but for this I can definitely make an exception into the mild category. Mild pineapple flavors are noticed afterwards towards the end of the taste. Good, clean, and well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but a bit dry. Very well carbonated. Good thickness, good body. Medium to above medium in the body department.

Overall: Coming into this beer, I was expected nothing but near perfect from this brewery, and boy was I satisfied. American wild ales are to me seemingly making a comeback in the beer market and hipsters alike. I am nowhere near a hipster, but I do enjoy a beer if it is up to my liking and this brew I can for sure add to that list. The perfect combination of tartness and sweet, floral hops came through like no other. Since being introduced to this brewery, I've had nothing I can honestly said that I've not taking a liking to. Perfect for someone looking for a little bit different in the American wild ale department. I would definitely recommend to a friend and would try again. Cheers!

Photo of stercomm
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ML bomber with a tight cork and wire cage into my trusty Left Hand Brewing big tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy honey orange with a significant 3 fingered frothy white head. Slight retention throughout the drinking time, mild lacing.

S - Candied oranges and lemons with some slight funk, slight Belgium like esters.

T - Lots of fruit get mango, orange, lemon, maybe a hint of pineapple, very slight sour and tartness, dry finish with biscuit.

M - Dry medium carbonation.

O - Was expecting a bit more sour, still well balanced, crispy and clean on the finish

Photo of fourstringer
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewers Art goblet. Moderate hand. No identifiable dating on the bottle, but is the 2013 vintage.

A: Slight hazy, golden yellow with orange tint. Very nice body on this one. 1/2 finger clean, soapy white head that rapidly fizzles to a film. No lacing to speak of.

S: Citric/lactic acid tartness, Belgian yeast. Lemon. Orange. Light funk. Tropical fruit. Pale malt notes with grass, cracker. Very nice.

T: Lactic/citric acid sour and yeast-driven spicy start with a prompt appearance of noble-type hop bitterness. Dry finish with a light lingering tartness. Citrus, especially lemon. Traces of vanilla and indistinct spice. Some grape and slight raisin as it warms. Slight alcohol - low for 8% ABV. Good stuff.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with light body. Mild prickliness, but overall the feel suits the flavor profile. Drinks well.

O: Tasty brew. Most comparable to a Belgian pale with the sourness ratched up a notch. I would have been ok with a stronger brett/sour element, but as is, this is quite good. I'll sit on my second bottle and see how some time treats it...

Prost!

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass bottle with branded black/grey hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a branded cork acquired a couple hours ago at me local CO bottle chop and served into a La Chouffe stem-tulip in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which I'm quite fond of. Reviewed as a wild ale since the label clearly identifies it as such. 8% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Decent thickness. Not real creamy. Fairly fluffy. Head retention is good - about 6-7+ minutes. Spotty inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a translucent copper of above average vibrance. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible.

Overall, it looks pretty standard for a wild ale. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's not unique or special.

Sm: Faint berry. Any sourness is quite restrained/limited. Belgian pale malts. Crystal malt. Tropical fruit: mango, passion fruit. Fruity hop character. I don't pick up any brettanomyces yeast character - at least none of the funkiness or farmhouse character I'm used to. Lightly starchy too; it's kind of a dry aroma.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it isn't delivering on the "wild" aspect.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: More fruity than expected: plenty of supple mango and passionfruit. Belgian pale malts. Light tartness. Fruity and floral hop character. Any sourness is extremely limited/light. I don't get any traditional brettanomyces funkiness/farmhuse character. It's a bit underwhelming for a wild ale. There isn't much complexity or intricacy here. It's fairly subtle, but not particularly nuanced. Certainly balanced and quite cohesive, but not gestalt. The fruitiness is nice, but it doesn't deliver the sourness necessary to succeed in this style. The "wild brettanomyces" is a lovely gimmick, but the execution here is underwhelming overall.

Average depth and duration of flavour. Below average intensity of flavour.

No alcohol or spice comes through.

Mf: Smooth and a bit dry, with enough coarseness to coax out the flavour. Well-carbonated. Decent presence on the palate. Good thickness. Decent body.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Suits the flavour generally well, but doesn't complement it or feel custom-tailored specifically to it.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not worth the price tag. It has a lot of likable elements, but ultimately it doesn't deliver on the wild ale premise; there's no real sourness per se. It's more of a Belgian-esque experiment with wild brettanomyces, which is all well and good, but doesn't result in an impressive brew. That said, it's very pleasant and I'll easily kill the bottle. It's good but not great work from Ommegang. I'm only critical because of Ommegang's usual quality. I'd recommend friends give this a try once, but I wouldn't buy it again. It's a worthwhile experiment.

High B-

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger white head which fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nicely juicy, zesty, and yeasty aroma with a big mix of citrus fruit esters. Upfront scent of Belgian yeast with some funk and Brett yeast hints. Fruity scent of tart cherry, green apple, pear, and banana. Big aroma of citrus fruits with hints of orange, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, passion fruit, melon, peach, lime, and slight grapefruit. Some candied sugar. Backing presence of pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and cracker. Subtle earthy hop presence. A very interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, yeasty, and mildly tart taste with a big mix of citrus fruit esters. Belgian yeast with some funk, spice, and wild Brett yeast. Mildly tart taste of cherry. Fruit notes of green apple, banana, and pear. Big presence of tropical citrus fruits with notes of mango, pineapple, orange, lemon zest, peach, passion fruit, lime, melon, and grapefruit. Citrus hops are fairly bitter. Soft bready backing of pale malt with notes of cracker, grains, and straw. Light background presence of earthy hops. Some sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar as well. A pretty good and interesting taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, spritzy, and pretty smooth. Fairly drying. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A pretty interesting and tasty twist on a Wild Ale. Big juicy citrus presence with a subdued sourness. Odd but it tastes pretty good.

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Wild At Heart from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.